The Historic Maxwell Room is a vintage garden and banquet hall-style wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Originally built in 1925, it is an example of the Boom period’s Mediterranean Revival architecture. The courtyard and brick archways add a sense of intimacy to this elegant venue.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host a maximum of 120 guests in one of three available spaces. The courtyard is located in front of the Maxwell Room entrance and, with hanging bistro lights, adds a whimsical feel to any wedding. The New River Seawall sits on the south side of New River, creating an open environment for exchanging vows. Lastly, the Historic Den exudes 1920s charm with its brick arches and colonnades. No matter where couples choose to exchange vows, they are sure to find a unique and romantic backdrop that fits their wedding style.
The Historic Maxwell Room offers venue packages, menus, bar packages, buffet stations, ceremony site packages, and personalized services. The ceremony site packages are specific to each available space. Venue packages include the Silver Package, the Gold Package, and Appetizer Reception. In addition to wedding-day celebrations, couples can also host their engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner at The Historic Maxwell Room. The venue can also accommodate elopements. The Historic Maxwell Room offers the following services:
The Historic Maxwell Room serves American cuisine and can accommodate gluten free, lactose free, no pork, vegan, and vegetarian dietary restrictions. They offer brunch menus, luncheons, dinner entrees, and desserts. They also offer bar services, with bartenders and a range of services, from cash bar to open bar to a signature drink. The Historic Maxwell Room offers the following cuisine styles:
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Christina · Married on 03/23/2013
We had the perfect wedding. The weather was perfect, the company was perfect, and the venue was perfect. We could not have asked for a more wonderful day to start our happily ever after. Gigi and her Maxwell team made everything so seamless, easy, delightful, and perfect in every way. We could not have made it magical with them. Thank you to all, it was a spectacular night, and the best wedding EVER! Thank you for giving us it all. We loved ever minute of it, and the reviews are in from the friends and family: SO DID THEY! Thank you!!!Sent on 04/04/2013
Will definitely recommend this place to anyone!
Love, the newlyweds Gui and Christina
Doreen · Married on 06/15/2019
Hired for wedding venue
We had our wedding at the Historic Maxwell Room. Libby worked us throughout the process. Libby was awesome & ensured that everything went smoothly. We also had our rehearsal dinner at the Downtowner which Libby assisted in coordinating for us. The food & service was wonderful.Sent on 06/16/2019
The Historic Maxwell Room's reply:On behalf of myself and my awesome team, we thank you Doeen and Bruce. It was our pleasure to be able to share in your beautiful event.
Phoebe · Married on 02/16/2019
The Venue of Your Dreams
We got married in February 2019, and I cannot tell you how wonderful of an experience it was to work with the Historic Maxwell Room. Libby first off is super down to earth and so accommodating. Our wedding started as a courthouse idea and went all the way to a full fledged wedding. So we had a few changes here and there through out the 5 months of planning, and it was never a problem for Libby and her team. The price is right and totally available on the website. No need for the pesky contact inquiries, you can find it right there in front of you. And for what you get, the food is phenomenal, the drinks are plentiful, and it made for an incredible night. Service is top notch! And the actual appearance of the place is so unique especially in South Florida. You won't find another place like it ladies. Please look no further! It's an incredible place, and Libby and her team are WOW WOW WOW! We used a lot of Maxwell's recommended vendors, and it was like working with a family of people who don't know you but want you to have an amazing day. Thank you so much! Photo credit to Coastal Sun and Surf PhotographySent on 04/23/2019
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Love the Maxwell room at the Downtowner! Great staff and food and you're right on the New River! Awesome place for any event, large or small!
There is so much to say about The Historic Maxwell Room with its classic Fort Lauderdale feel on the New River. I love the place and the food is fantastic. They make some of the best fish in south Florida, paired with full bar and friendly staff, you can't beat this place. The history behind this place and its longevity tells you it something you do not want to miss. Visit this place and plan your event here if you are looking for a true Fort Lauderdale event.